With the recent case of terminally ill British infant Charlie Gard drawing attention from figures as disparate as President Donald Trump, Cher and Pope Francis, the “right to die” has become a highly covered and divisive issue. My Salon colleague Amanda Marcotte and I hosted a Salon Talks session on the legal, ethical and societal issues behind assisted-suicide policies. Courts intervened in this case and to override the parents’ desire to explore an experimental treatment.
My colleague Amanda Marcotte and I sat down for Salon Talks with Carrie Lukas, president of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), to discuss how the unresolved debate over health care policies in the Republican-dominated Congress impact women’s health issues. IWF is a conservative and libertarian organization that creates messages about how women and families can be empowered by the free market rather than big government.
Margaret Hoover doesn’t buy the liberal media hype that Vice President Mike Pence is an anti-gay, apocalyptic bigot. Hoover is far more qualified to make that assessment than random Internet trolls who easily dismiss the former Indiana governor as a hateful homophobe. After all, she knows Pence and has worked with him on gay rights issues.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".